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JeepFan
02-14-2018, 03:25 PM
Check out this article. If you get a message on your Infotainment or Uconnect System about installing an update, you may want to hold off tapping the install button!!

https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/13/1...problem-broken (https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/13/17007332/fiat-chrysler-uconnect-update-reboot-problem-broken)

wayoflife
02-14-2018, 03:44 PM
Thank you so much for posting this up!! I totally would have done it being that I want the Off Road Pages on mine. Saved me a ton of headaches :crazyeyes:

Sharkey
02-14-2018, 05:03 PM
I didn't realize the software could be updated over the air. Any bets on how long before someone figures out how to hack these and take control of the Jeep? I wonder if the infotainment system is tied into the rest of the vehicle in a way that permits opening doors, starting the engine, etc.

Exodus Jeeps
02-14-2018, 05:10 PM
I didn't realize the software could be updated over the air. Any bets on how long before someone figures out how to hack these and take control of the Jeep? I wonder if the infotainment system is tied into the rest of the vehicle in a way that permits opening doors, starting the engine, etc.

Probably


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wayoflife
02-14-2018, 05:13 PM
I didn't realize the software could be updated over the air. Any bets on how long before someone figures out how to hack these and take control of the Jeep? I wonder if the infotainment system is tied into the rest of the vehicle in a way that permits opening doors, starting the engine, etc.

Like anyone has been able to do that :cheesy:

Jackal01
02-14-2018, 05:21 PM
I didn't realize the software could be updated over the air. Any bets on how long before someone figures out how to hack these and take control of the Jeep? I wonder if the infotainment system is tied into the rest of the vehicle in a way that permits opening doors, starting the engine, etc.

There was a bunch of concerns and whatnot with Tesla cars but AFAIK hacking and major issues haven't occured. Not to say it won't but this isn't anything new.

Besides, since Falcon Heavy was more or less a success last week surely their car-software is safe enough! Lol

Sharkey
02-14-2018, 08:53 PM
There was a bunch of concerns and whatnot with Tesla cars but AFAIK hacking and major issues haven't occured. Not to say it won't but this isn't anything new.

Besides, since Falcon Heavy was more or less a success last week surely their car-software is safe enough! Lol

I've seen the videos and news stories on the cherokee getting hacked. While I'm not too concerned about someone taking control and driving me off a cliff, I do get a little concerned about the possibility of opening the doors to get in or theft of the vehicle all together.

My wife's Yukon XL has onstar and she has called them before to unlock the vehicle. It's pretty creepy when the doors open up just based on a satellite signal from who knows where.

JeepFan
02-14-2018, 09:21 PM
I didn't realize the software could be updated over the air. Any bets on how long before someone figures out how to hack these and take control of the Jeep? I wonder if the infotainment system is tied into the rest of the vehicle in a way that permits opening doors, starting the engine, etc.


The Infotainment system has onboard broadband wireless. That's how it can update over the air. It also includes SiriusXM Guardian which allows you to remote control things like starting the engine, unlocking the doors, horns and lights. In addition, you can even locate your vehicle on a map. Of course, all these things require an active cell connection. (It uses At&T so your mileage may vary!) :D

As far as security goes, I would guess it's as secure (or not secure) as the computer or mobile device your currently using. And that's no joke! Security through obscurity is the name of the game these days. If the hacker doesn't know the secret then you should be safe. :crazyeyes:

Jackal01
02-14-2018, 09:43 PM
I've seen the videos and news stories on the cherokee getting hacked. While I'm not too concerned about someone taking control and driving me off a cliff, I do get a little concerned about the possibility of opening the doors to get in or theft of the vehicle all together.

My wife's Yukon XL has onstar and she has called them before to unlock the vehicle. It's pretty creepy when the doors open up just based on a satellite signal from who knows where.
I mean it has happened seeing as anything can happen however my point is I don't believe it to be THAT big of a deal, personally. But I'm no tech genius so maybe I'm wrong and skynet is about to take over.

What I find to be mind blowing is that Tesla cars can back up just by hitting a couple buttons on the fob. What a time to be alive!?

JeepFan
02-14-2018, 11:27 PM
I mean it has happened seeing as anything can happen however my point is I don't believe it to be THAT big of a deal, personally. But I'm no tech genius so maybe I'm wrong and skynet is about to take over.

What I find to be mind blowing is that Tesla cars can back up just by hitting a couple buttons on the fob. What a time to be alive!?
Lol! By chance do you work for Intel? [emoji6]

Clark Griswold
02-14-2018, 11:45 PM
Our Grand Cherokee updated a few months ago and the new girl on the navigation has a super sexy voice, keep waiting for her to say turn left here big boy... Lol

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Sahara_Maverick
02-14-2018, 11:54 PM
Like anyone has been able to do that :cheesy:
Remember some hackers demonstrating how it was possible to mess-up some car systems, including the brakes?

They used a Jeep, didn't they? [emoji6]

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